I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words.

After opening up my heart to the Hospice Counselor, and then to my friends here on WordPress, I just wanted to thank them for the lovely comments they left me. You are the family that I don’t have around me.

I don’t think closure will come until my daughter is able to fly over for the Memorial service. Flights for America are still on the Red list in England, because of Covid.


  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. this what friends are for… while time may bring closure to the grief, Len will never leave you… 🙂
    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there, I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamonds glints in the snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle autumn rain
    When you awaking in the morning hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
    I am the soft star that shines at night
    Do not stand by my grave and cry
    I am not there, I did not die
    (Mary Frye)

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)


  2. I’m hoping your daughter will be able to fly over soon. Closure is important. Of course the journey of grief and mourning is a personal one with many hills and valleys. Sending on love and support.

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  3. Can’t see it happening because she is a 24/7 caregiver to my 17 year old granddaughter who is on the high end of the spectrum, with severe learning disabilities. I know she won’t come until the virus is less prevalent.


  4. Susie…what lasted 5 hours? I’m so sorry for what you are going through. I’ve been a caregiver before so I know how challenging both the physical and emotional drain is on you and now you have the grief, loss and aloneness on top of it. I’ve had cataract surgery and it was so easy and painless and I didn’t have drugs for it, only the eye numbing solution. My only child, a son I raised alone, hasn’t talked to me since Feb. 14, 2007. I have a grandson I’ve never met. My birth family is all dead and I have no partner, nor do I have friends where I am living. So I understand alone-ness. Please know I am sending on healing and support.

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